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Labor Day weekend: Law enforcement agencies partner to eliminate traffic fatalities

Posted: August 29, 2014 Personal Injury

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. In order to best protect the public on the roadways, the Department of

New study confirms BP oil spill is destroying deep-sea coral reefs

Posted: August 20, 2014 Environmental

BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a broader, deeper impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists.

AL Supreme Court rules: Brand name drug makers liable for warnings on generic drug counterparts

Posted: August 18, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Makers of brand-name medications can be held liable for warnings on generic drugs even if the generic was produced by another drug company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled. A majority of the nine-member court upheld a 2013 decision, which was

Future looks bleak for oyster production after BP oil spill

Posted: August 16, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana oyster beds that have yielded rich harvests for generations now produce little more than dozens of “empty, lifeless oyster shells,” the Associated Press reported, underscoring the death blow dealt by BP’s 2010 oil spill to local fisherman and businesses

Keep safety tips in mind while sharing the road with heavy trucks and 18-wheelers

Posted: August 14, 2014 Personal Injury

Oftentimes when there is a collision involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle, our instincts tell us that the larger truck would naturally be at fault. However, statistics from the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) between

New study finds BP oil dispersant chemicals still linger in the Gulf

Posted: August 12, 2014 Environmental

Chemical oil dispersants BP used in 2010 to break up its Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still turning up in samples collected from the Gulf’s beaches and deep sea corals, a new scientific study has found.

Alabama State Troopers ride along with truckers to spot bad drivers

Posted: August 6, 2014 Personal Injury

A safety program putting Alabama State Troopers in the passenger seats of tractor trailers is resulting in a number of drivers being ticketed for texting and driving, improper lane usage, cutting commercial trucks and other vehicles off, and other aggressive

Investigation into P.F. Chang’s data breach reveals 33 compromised restaurants

Posted: August 4, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Following an investigation into the potential data breach of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants, the popular chain has learned of 33 U.S. restaurants affected by the breach. Also, no Pei-Wei restaurants were discovered to have been affected by the breach.

BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear its oil spill settlement case

Posted: August 4, 2014 Environmental

As if causing the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history weren’t enough of a blow to the U.S., BP appears determined to waste millions of taxpayer dollars by fighting every court decision until it gets the outcome it demands.

Alabama whistleblower still coping with backlash, even after U.S. Supreme Court victory

Posted: August 1, 2014 Personal Injury

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A whistleblower who called out corruption involving a state representative and Central Alabama Community College (CACC) won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory, but is still paying a “drastic” price in the aftermath of the ruling.